Genealogy in San Marco in Lamis

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Marco in Lamis, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Puglia and in Foggia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Marco in Lamis registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in San Marco in Lamis in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of San Marco in Lamis to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Marco in Lamis?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Marco in Lamis


Before to start your genealogy research in San Marco in Lamis, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Puglia and in San Marco in Lamis too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Marco in Lamis from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Marco in Lamis. As more your surname is common in San Marco in Lamis, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Marco in Lamis archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church archives in Foggia province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit San Marco in Lamis and Foggia province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Bari.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in San Marco in Lamis, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Marco in Lamis, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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30 Messages to “Genealogy in San Marco in Lamis”
  1. Angela says:

    My mother was born in San Marco in Lamis- Lucia bevilacqua born 1933.

    My mothers father was Antonio bevilacqua – married to Angela soccio- do you have any record of their birth? I am looking for names of great grandparents.

    Thank you

  2. Tomaso says:

    Hi my name is tom cipriani my fathers name is guiseppe felice cipriani, MY Nona was emanuella cipriani maiden name civarela just wondering if any one NEW of them thank you

  3. Michael says:

    Hello there,
    Would you be able to assist me in locating some information about my
    grandparents on both my mother and father’s side of the family.
    Both my parents and my grandparents (with the exception of my mothers
    mother side of the family) were all born and raised in San Marco in Lamis,
    Provincial di Foggia,Italia.
    I can send you more details once I hear back from you.

  4. Theresa says:

    I am visiting San Marcos in Lamis , Foggia. My Nona’s name Mary Carolina Carrafa, me mono’s Leonard Tiscia. They were married in the late 1800’s. There were brothers Mike and Paul Carrafa and my Great Grandfather Mateo Carrafa. My Great grand mother Mary Lucia Guido. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    • Filomena says:

      Hi Theresa,
      Your great grandmother, Maria Lucia Guida (with an “a” on the end) sounds like the same Maria Lucia Guida that appears on my family tree too. She married Matteo Caraffa and migrated to the USA.
      Maria Lucia’s sister, Angela Guida, is my grandmother. Their parents names are Michele Guida and Carolina Tantaro.
      Maria Lucia and Angela’s other sister and brothers are:
      Maria Assunta Guida (married Angelo Caraffa and migrated to Australia)
      Antonio Guida (also migrated to Australia)
      Vincenzo Guida
      All the best.

  5. Marlene says:

    Hi, I am looking for any information on my great grandfather, Domenico Grimaldi, he was born on November 24, 1886 in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia. He left for New York in 1906 out of the Port of Naples. Trying to find out more information on this side of the family. Thank you.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather – Vincenzo Accadia. He was born in 1902 and left San Marco Lamis when he was 24 yrs. old.

  7. Jeannette says:

    My father,Angelo Leggieri, was born in Foggia on January 21,1903. He came to the United States around 1919. I am interested in getting more information about his family in Italy.

  8. Joe says:

    Buona giornata e saluti dall’Australia.

    All my family, my parents, my aunts, my uncles, grand parents, all came from San Marco In Lamis, Italy. I am the first born in Australia. My family name is Matera and my mother’s family maiden name is Iannacone. I know many of my relations with the same Matera name are still living in the town and in nearby provinces. Due to my Dad’s passing recently, I am desperately trying to track down my “Matera” relatives and also Iannacone connections in the town and the family tree on my Dad’s side as I have never met them nor know much about my Dad’s side of the family. Thus my query.

    My parents moved to Australia in 1964, and all my mother’s side (Iannacones) moved to Australia as well. But my Dad’s side remained in Italy. So am after any connections or people who can help put me in contact or direct me to how I can make contact and re-connect. My Matera Grandparents (My Dad’s parents) lived at 40 Via Ciavarella, San Marco in Lamis.

    Thanking you kindly.

  9. Terry says:

    hello: I am interested in getting my grandfather’s birth certificate. his name is luigi panunzio born june 24, 1887. his mother’s name is Rachael. he moved to the usa around 1918 where he lived the rest of his life. could you please tell me who I need to contact or how to find his birth certicate.

  10. Vicki Ciufreda Beasley says:

    I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather, Giuseppe LaPiccirella who was born in 1850 in San Marco in Limas. His wife’s name is Grazia Dettorres, born in 1852. I would like to know if she was born or married there too. Looking for anything reliable that ail can find about them. Thanks so much.

  11. Michele says:

    Il mio nome è Antonio Paglia cerco notizie di mio nonno Michele nato a San Marco in Lamis il 22/06/1888 e deceduto a San Marco in Lamis il 30/08/1957 le notizie che cerco sono riferite al periodo che mio nonno è stato in USA .
    Imbarcato a Napoli il 21/04/1920 sulla nave R. Mallory all’arrivo a NY è stato accolto dal cugino Di Fiore Lazzaro, le ultime notizie che ho sono che è vissuto diversi anni a Philadelfia. Se puo’ essere utile sono in possesso di alcune foto di mio nonno fatte in philad. con alcune persone ed una in particolare con un bambino dall’apparente eta’ di 10/12 anni il cui nome è Angelo Staduto (oppure Stoduto) ringrazio chiunque puo’ fornire notizie.

  12. Virginia says:

    I am looking for any information about the Fulgaro family. I know they have some connection to the Limosini and Battista family. I do have my grandfather Giovanni Fulgaro’s immigration and naturalization papers and know that his mother was Antoinette Battista. Any information would be appreciated.

  13. Villani says:

    My gr. grandfather Michele villani b. 24 5 1879 died 27 12 1964 in S. marco maried Maria Potenza b.28 8 1880 died 16 1 1951 in S. Marco. Would like to know if Michele had brothers & sisters. Michele’s father was Antonio Villani died 28 3 1925. His wife was Maria Michaela Di Leo.

  14. Carolyn says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather’s family. His name is Vincenzo Accadia. I believe he had a sister Caroline or Celestina (?) and two brothers, Mike and Paul. I was told that his brother Paul was Mayor of San Marco, Lamis at one point?? I don’t have dates for that unfortunately. I also know that “relatives” owned a bar there too but I don’t know from when to when? My Grandfather retured for a visit back in 1967 as there are pictures of him at this bar which is/was located in San Marco, Lamis. I will be visiting the area in April 2015. Thank you for any help you can provide.

  15. Anna says:

    Am trying to find as much as I can about Michele Soccio (born Borgo Celano, 1914 and Michelina Franscescano born borgo Celano 1916/.

  16. Maria says:

    My name is Maria I am trying to find any relatives of Caterina Malerba she was the caretaker for my aunt in San Marcos in lamis Foggia any info would help ?

  17. Anna says:

    Looking for a marriage certificate for a
    Sebastiano Lombardi spouse Arcangela Verdi/ unsure
    Also marriage certificate for
    Angelo Totta spouse Carolina Rendina ,date approx 1818-1840.
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  18. Janice says:

    Searching for info on GRACE GUALANO, born JUNE 17, 1875 at San-Marco, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Antonio GUALANO Grace married Antonio Di Lulo February 1892.. This couple came to USA in 1906. The couple had: Raphael, Nettie, Peter, Peter and Michael in Italy, before coming to USA. Eventually settled in Montana, and died there.

  19. Lyn says:

    searching for any record of ROSA NARDELLA born @ 1876,
    Immigrated to NY, NY 11/28/1907 with Son LUIGI VILLANI
    USA Destination – Altoona, Pennsylvania

  20. Angelo says:

    My father was born in San Morcos Limis, Foggia

    he was born in 1906 and came to the USA in 1922/1923

    I know the Mimmo family remaind in Italy, my father was the only one to leave Italy.

    My Grandparents were Philip anf Angilina Mimmo.

  21. John says:

    My grandfather Marco Gravina left San Marco in Lamis in 1913 on ship Berlin from Napoli. Came to New York. He was drafted in Stati Uniti L’Armi. He fought in WWI (the Great war) He retorno to France in 1917 then retorno to Stati Uniti in 1919. He stayed in Stati Uniti until he died in 1979. He had a sister Caterina in San Marco in Lamis and she had children. I plan to visit one day. I do not know Caterina’s last name She would be deceased now.

  22. Ralph says:


    I am searching for my Nono’s and Nona’s Birth Certificate(“Estratto di Nascita”) and there Marriage Certificate(“Estratto di Matrimonio”).

    My Nono’s name is: PASQUALE CARRAFA.
    Born: 9/8/1915.

    My Nona’s name is : Arcangela Giuliani.(Before Marriage)
    Born: 18th of April 1919.(NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)

    They were Married in Italy : 18th of April 1938. (NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)
    Place: Foggia. (NOT SURE)

    Thankyou for any help you may provide me.


    • Raffaele Nardella says:

      Hi Ralph,

      Usually there was no birth certificate, just the baptism certificate with the date of birth. Sometimes the only way you can this information is to visit the church. There are 8 churches in San Marco. It is very difficult to obtain information from the “Comune” (town hall) unless you know someone with contacts in San Marco (or pay). I found my information at the San Giuseppe church when we went in 1999. I had my cousin to help me.If you still have family in San Marco you could ask them for help.
      Raffaele Nardella

  23. patricia mackinlay says:

    I am looking for the name of the famous poet from San marco in lamis Joseph …cant remember the surname.thankyou

  24. John says:

    My grandfather Marco Gravina left San Marco in Lamis in 1913 on ship Berlin from Napoli. Came to New York. He was drafted in Stati Uniti L’Armi. He fought in WWI (the Great war) He retorno to France in 1917 then retorno to Stati Uniti in 1919. He stayed in Stati Uniti until he died in 1979. He had a sister Caterina in San Marco in Lamis and she had children. I plan to visit one day. I do not know Caterina’s last name She would be deceased now.

  25. joe says:

    my great grandfather Felice Raffaele Carrafa was born in San Marco in Lamis in 1804,His fater Was Vincenzo Carrafa. I don’t know where Vincenco was born, perhaps in San Savero. I will be in San Marco,oct 11-13 Can you advise how i get apointment to view parish records and also cical records?

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